Fears in Farley after burglary attempts

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Residents in Farley are concerned about break-ins in the area after a spate earlier in the month.

Beds Police recorded a number of incidents – most of which involved offenders trying to break in through garage doors – and believe they may be linked.

Tools and food were the main items taken from the garages along with some bikes.

In Wolston Close on January 7, a garage door was forced open and tools and food were taken.

A week later, food and a bicycle were taken from a garage in Wolston Close after entry was gained via a garage door that had been damaged during a previous break-in.

In Heath Close on the same night a garage door was forced open but the offender was disturbed by a neighbour and nothing was taken.

Ryton Close was targeted on January 8 when again a garage door was forced and tools and food were taken.

There were a further two incidents in Ryton Close over Christmas when entry was gained through an insecure garage door. A bicycle and power tools were taken in one and a BMX and a mountain bike were taken in the other incident.

A police spokesperson said: “The reduction of burglary remains a priority for Bedfordshire Police and Operation Peak, the force’s initiative to make our county difficult for offenders to operate in continues to visit areas where burglaries are regularly reported. However, residents can help in the fight against crime by making sure their homes and out buildings are locked and secure at all times. Ensure the locks used are of a good standard and report any suspicious activity in your area immediately to the police.”

To watch a video of Luton News reporters on patrol with Beds Police officers in burglary hotspots, visit http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/crime/video-on-patrol-with-police-in-burglary-reduction-week-1-5748793